Art Not to Miss
Kina Art + Design Space is delighted to support the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular and this year’s silver anniversary of the festival.
To mark this special 25th anniversary, 25 artists have submitted works, each piece measuring 25cm x 25cm, depicting New Zealand flora.
The ‘Bloom’ exhibition opening is Friday 26th October at 5.30pm.
As part of this exhibition, Kina is very excited to have Alice Rose as our guest plinth artist.
Her ceramic objects are hand painted to look two-dimensional, creating objects that stand out in our three-dimensional world.
|OPENING||26 Oct, 5.30pm, exhibition runs until 7 Nov|
|HOURS||Mon to Fri 9am – 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am – 4pm, Sun 11am – 4pm|
|VENUE||101 Devon St West, New Plymouth|
|CONTACT||06 759 1201 or visit www.kina.co.nz|
Pacific Adventures of Joseph Banks
Beautiful botanical artworks, colourful characters and brilliant examples of 18th Century science come together in Puke Ariki’s latest exhibition inspired by the Banks’ Florilegium. Surrounding the 46 framed prints and actual plant specimens from the Endeavour’s maiden voyage come tales of political intrigue, espionage, religion, huge wealth, adventure on the high seas, sex and violence. Underlying all this was a search for “the great southern continent” and an early space race: observing the Transit of Venus from the best place possible – the Pacific.
|DATE||7 July – 11 Nov|
|HOURS||Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9am – 6pm, |
Wed, 9am – 9pm, Sat, Sun, 9am – 5pm
|VENUE||Puke Ariki, Museum, Library & Visitor Information Centre|
|CONTACT||Ph 06 759 6060 or www.pukeariki.com|
Taranaki National Art Awards
Sandfords Event Centre, Opunake
The annual art award attracts around 230 entries from all over New Zealand, competing for the $14,000 prize pool. Artworks are judged in seven categories: Painting, Rural Taranaki, 3D, Works on Paper, Fibre art, Toi Tu Taranaki and Photography. The exhibition offers a great opportunity to purchase original New Zealand art. Come and visit our quaint village, check out Opunake beach, our world famous surf reefs, trendy cafes and retail outlets.
|DATE||26 Oct – 3 Nov|
|HOURS||10am – 5pm daily|
Sandfords Event Centre, Tasman Street, Opunake
06 761 8879, 027 484 0314 or visit
Percy Thomson Gallery
A regional exhibition of New Zealand Society of Potters, the national body for clay artists.
Ceramic and pottery lovers alike will be able to feast their eyes at this exhibition, comprising selected work of ceramic artists from the Lower North Island.
|DATE||26 Oct – 18 Nov|
|HOURS||Mon to Fri 10.30am – 4pm, Sat & Sun 10.30am – 3pm|
|VENUE||Miranda Street, Stratford|
Ph 06 765 0917 or visit
Real Tart Gallery
The Secret Garden
A visual feast of ‘floral’ art. An exhibition produced by local Taranaki artists depicting their interpretation of a secret Taranaki garden.
|DATE||15 Oct – 9 Nov|
|HOURS||Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm|
|VENUE||Egmont St, New Plymouth|
|CONTACT||Ph 06 769 5717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
The Gables Gallery
Taranaki Society of Arts (inc)
Local Members Art Exhibition
|DATE||6 Oct – 18 Nov|
1pm – 4pm daily (during the festival)
The Gables Gallery, Brooklands Park,
|CONTACT||Ph 06 753 4879|
Govett Brewster Art Gallery
Sub-Topical Heat: New art from South Asia
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery showcases the vitality and breadth of new art from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in this ground-breaking, all-gallery exhibition.
Sub-Topical Heat: New art from South Asia is the most extensive and in-depth exhibition of art from the Indian Subcontinent ever presented in Aotearoa New Zealand. It highlights the intellectually rigorous art emerging from the region in light of rapid social, political, environmental and economic transformations.
Nine artists present works driven by the impacts of globalisation on individual lives, social and political justice, urban and ecological change, myth, gender and collective memory. Their visual languages span installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, miniature painting, video and photo-media.
|DATE||14 July – 4 Nov|
|HOURS||10am – 5pm daily|
|VENUE||Cnr of King & Queen Sts, New Plymouth|
Ph 06 759 6060 or www.govettbrewster.com